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Yonex.
08-17-2007, 05:00 PM
I'm looking for the most fierce and harsh strings available. I really don't want to use BB ALU Power again, to me I think it looses a lot of tension quick. I am looking for 1.25 or bigger Metal Like strings. Doesn't have to be polyester, could be a hybrid. I want such a harsh string that It feels like I have metal wire in my racquet.
I have good strong arms and can take harsh vibrations. I string my ALU Power to 62 and 65 once.

Something GUN METAL will be good. Something that will make the racquet feel like a ball hitting a brick.

IF you guys know any strings similar to these features, PLEASE Let me know as soon as possible. Thank you all so much.

ProStaff Legend
08-17-2007, 05:45 PM
kevlar strings

dave333
08-17-2007, 05:53 PM
Get a full kevlar.

iplaybetter
08-17-2007, 06:25 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACASH-XFIRE2.html
i think this might work for you also use super high tension, and look into copper wire

jonline
08-17-2007, 06:34 PM
Just use metal wire :D. Though Kevlar would be the obvious choice, I am wondering if something like a poly mains/kevlar crosses hybrid would be a good choice. Is that advisable at all or would the kevlar destroy the poly?

iplaybetter
08-17-2007, 06:41 PM
you would need a rotational gripper to string wire i think

king of swing
08-17-2007, 07:15 PM
deff. kevlar nothing beates it cept' maybe electrical wire...lol j/k

~pete

cukoo
08-17-2007, 07:23 PM
Never tried kevlar before, always poly
but generally, does kevlar at 50 lb equal to poly at 60 lb?

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 08:02 PM
Thank you guys. I will purchase Ashaway Crossfire II 16 kevler String. Hopefully it suits what I want. What string tension should I use? I mentioned earlier that I used to use ALU power @ 62 and 65 sometimes.

Is the statement of CUKOO correct?
And lastly, are there any other strings that will suit me other than the ashaway crossfire II 16 kevler? Here is the Link http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACASH-XFIRE2.html

Thank you all once again, more recommendations will be helpful.
Do they seriously make Bronze wires?!?

Zets147
08-17-2007, 08:04 PM
will you be playing somebody you despise and you will try to sabotage his racquets so he will borrow a racquet from you that will give him
"Tennis Elbow OS"?

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 08:08 PM
For some reason I don't get tennis elbow. I'm a powerful weightlifter.
I like the vibration feedback. Also, I don't mind really high tension strings.

jonline
08-17-2007, 08:09 PM
will you be playing somebody you despise and you will try to sabotage his racquets so he will borrow a racquet from you that will give him
"Tennis Elbow OS"?

Take a look here (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catthumbs.html?CREF=38). These are all of the kevlar or kevlar hybrid strings.

Zets147
08-17-2007, 08:11 PM
For some reason I don't get tennis elbow. I'm a powerful weightlifter.
I like the vibration feedback. Also, I don't mind really high tension strings.

ah I see, I guess I'm just one of those "weak arms" people

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 08:23 PM
ah I see, I guess I'm just one of those "weak arms" people

Oh, I'm sure If people have tennis elbow often and they work out 3-4 times a week for a hour or less , there elbow and arms will become stronger. And then they wont have tennis elbow. Just a little tip.

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 08:31 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACASH-XFIRE2.html

Looking for more recommendations , It don't mind breaking strings often. I could easily get them and string them.

Steve Huff
08-17-2007, 08:38 PM
Laserfibre Eternal is a good strong stiff string. I string it as a hybrid in a guy's racket and he's a hard hitter. It still lasts a year. Durability is just one of the string's characteristics. It plays like a brick at 50,55 or 60#.

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 08:42 PM
Im looking for the string closest to metal. Well, something like that. Really tough and less tension loss overtime.

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 08:45 PM
It doesn't have to be a hybrid by the way. I could go for full kevler string job.

jonline
08-17-2007, 08:48 PM
It doesn't have to be a hybrid by the way. I could go for full kevler string job.

I was just going to point out that the XFire isn't full kevlar.

Voltron
08-17-2007, 09:07 PM
I'd check Prince ProBlend, that stuff is pretty stiff.

Yonex.
08-17-2007, 09:17 PM
I'd check Prince ProBlend, that stuff is pretty stiff.

That string looses tension like crazy.;)
I had to cut it less than 5 hours of play.

I will purchase 2 or maybe 3 Ashaway Crossfire II 16 Kevlar String: here is the link.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACASH-XFIRE2.html

Could Someone please let me know what will be a good tension according to my needs in my first post.

My max is 62 on my FXP instinct. This string is a hybrid with kevler and synthetic gut. Thank you all once again!

This information will greatly help me. Thank you.

iplaybetter
08-17-2007, 10:10 PM
That string looses tension like crazy.;)
I had to cut it less than 5 hours of play.

I will purchase 2 or maybe 3 Ashaway Crossfire II 16 Kevlar String: here is the link.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACASH-XFIRE2.html

Could Someone please let me know what will be a good tension according to my needs in my first post.

My max is 62 on my FXP instinct. This string is a hybrid with kevler and synthetic gut. Thank you all once again!

This information will greatly help me. Thank you.
not sure on tension but throw the max out the window

Yonex.
08-18-2007, 06:19 AM
What do you mean out the window? Do you mean I shouldn't think about it being really high? or Do you mean I should tension it real high?

iplaybetter
08-18-2007, 06:25 AM
i mean don't pay attention to the rec i strung a 57 rec at 64

Gaines Hillix
08-18-2007, 09:06 AM
Yonex, because they are so stiff, USRSA recommends stringing Kevlar/Aramid fiber strings 10% lower than normal to approximate the feel of nylon strings. Most people use a syn gut in the crosses to help dampen the stiffness of the Kevlar mains. String tension is a personal choice though and you may need to do some experimenting until you find a tension that you like.

Yonex.
08-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Wait, your saying that I can string my FXP instinct to 65 or 70 without damaging the frame?

nickb
08-18-2007, 10:56 AM
Get some 15g kevlar and string it at 80lbs...

Gaines Hillix
08-18-2007, 11:05 AM
Wait, your saying that I can string my FXP instinct to 65 or 70 without damaging the frame?

Don't ever exceed the maximum tension for the frame unless you don't care about the warranty or the possibility of cracking it. As I said in my earlier post, USRSA recommends reducing the tension on Kevlar by 10% versus your normal tension.

Yonex.
08-18-2007, 02:36 PM
i meant that to iplaybetter.

TennezSport
08-18-2007, 03:12 PM
While I would not recommend this normally, but if you want harsh, try ProSupex Big Ace and string it up tight as you would a multifibre string. You will definately get harsh and low tension loss.

Good luck with your arm though.

TennezSport :cool:

lethalfang
08-18-2007, 03:26 PM
Go to your nearest hardware store and buy 50 feet of copper wire.

Bottle Rocket
08-18-2007, 04:46 PM
For some reason I don't get tennis elbow. I'm a powerful weightlifter.
I like the vibration feedback. Also, I don't mind really high tension strings.

Play with all the above mentioned strings at 70 lbs continuously and see how many times you come back here with that sort of attitude.

iplaybetter
08-18-2007, 05:23 PM
Wait, your saying that I can string my FXP instinct to 65 or 70 without damaging the frame?

not saying 70 but i strung an npro open at 65 so 65 should be good

vsgut
08-18-2007, 06:56 PM
Gamma used to have a string called Gamma Edge. There was a steel wire going through the string. Someone on the message boards might have a few sets.

vsgut

Yonex.
08-18-2007, 07:04 PM
So the leading strings are PS Big ace, and Ashaway crossfire II 16g?

Yonex.
08-18-2007, 07:07 PM
Play with all the above mentioned strings at 70 lbs continuously and see how many times you come back here with that sort of attitude.

...Uh..:confused: ...OK? I would never try to go for a Kevler string at 70. Max with kevler ( that I can play with) is 65.

Ronaldo
08-18-2007, 07:18 PM
Bicycles use vinyl covered stranded steel for brakes. May find it stiff enough but steel weighs a ton. May also eat through your grommets instead of your elbow.

Forehand Forever
08-18-2007, 07:23 PM
My shoulder is crying at the thought of this.

I wish my arm was as durable as yours.

Yonex.
08-18-2007, 08:14 PM
My shoulder is crying at the thought of this.

I wish my arm was as durable as yours.

Haha, Just workout your arms. Pick up weights if you have to.

Yonex.
08-19-2007, 10:26 AM
While I would not recommend this normally, but if you want harsh, try ProSupex Big Ace and string it up tight as you would a multifibre string. You will definately get harsh and low tension loss.

Good luck with your arm though.

TennezSport :cool:

I might look into that string. Looks pretty good from what I hear in this forum
There not expensive either. Ill try 18g, and buy couple of packs.

Forehand Forever
08-19-2007, 12:26 PM
Haha, Just workout your arms. Pick up weights if you have to.

I do, a lot. My shoulders still got problems though. But it's almost all better.

Yonex.
08-19-2007, 12:38 PM
Heh, The polyfibre Cobra 17L looks pretty good. Its a brown poly, pretty neat.

lethalfang
08-19-2007, 06:33 PM
Haha, Just workout your arms. Pick up weights if you have to.

While it's true that muscle helps protect your ligaments and cartilage, it's still not a good idea trying to test out the upper limit. There IS a limit how much punishment your body can take.

Yonex.
08-19-2007, 06:38 PM
While it's true that muscle helps protect your ligaments and cartilage, it's still not a good idea trying to test out the upper limit. There IS a limit how much punishment your body can take.

Dude, I totally support that. I know my limits. I cannot go beyond 65 with kevler. I know that if you weight train and grow big muscles , it still might not support you for not getting tennis elbow.

Yonex.
10-28-2007, 08:24 PM
http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/61/37/23303761.jpg

Bud
10-28-2007, 09:57 PM
Try Kevlar mains at 65 and a soft poly cross at 55.

Fedace
10-28-2007, 09:58 PM
I'm looking for the most fierce and harsh strings available. I really don't want to use BB ALU Power again, to me I think it looses a lot of tension quick. I am looking for 1.25 or bigger Metal Like strings. Doesn't have to be polyester, could be a hybrid. I want such a harsh string that It feels like I have metal wire in my racquet.
I have good strong arms and can take harsh vibrations. I string my ALU Power to 62 and 65 once.

Something GUN METAL will be good. Something that will make the racquet feel like a ball hitting a brick.

IF you guys know any strings similar to these features, PLEASE Let me know as soon as possible. Thank you all so much.

Tech red code. and string it at 75 lbs. that will give you some harsh feel.;)

Leelord337
10-28-2007, 10:01 PM
I'm looking for the most fierce and harsh strings available. I really don't want to use BB ALU Power again, to me I think it looses a lot of tension quick. I am looking for 1.25 or bigger Metal Like strings. Doesn't have to be polyester, could be a hybrid. I want such a harsh string that It feels like I have metal wire in my racquet.
I have good strong arms and can take harsh vibrations. I string my ALU Power to 62 and 65 once.

Something GUN METAL will be good. Something that will make the racquet feel like a ball hitting a brick.

IF you guys know any strings similar to these features, PLEASE Let me know as soon as possible. Thank you all so much.

Try Kirschbaum touch turbo string

aussiepete
10-29-2007, 09:04 AM
try prince pro blend 16 (highest stiffness rating of all strings)string it at max ie 75-80 lbs and bobs your uncle..

Hooooon
10-29-2007, 01:33 PM
ALU power is as soft as it gets (sorry tough guy), try monofil polys

Shaolin
01-07-2008, 09:48 PM
So Yonex, has your arm fallen off yet?

NLBwell
01-07-2008, 10:36 PM
I used to string my Pro Staff 85 with Pro Blend at 62 lbs. I don't think you have to string kevlar lower than nylon.
I have seen antique rackets with actual steel strings, don't know where you can find one right now, though.

mctennis
01-09-2008, 08:39 PM
Try weed whacker strings. They'd look very harsh in a racquet.

Bencia
01-09-2008, 08:58 PM
maybe you should use guitar string

Bud
01-09-2008, 09:45 PM
maybe you should use guitar string

When's the last time you saw a 20' long guitar? :shock:

Bud
01-09-2008, 09:46 PM
So Yonex, has your arm fallen off yet?

:arrow: :lol:

JackRussel
01-10-2008, 06:03 AM
http://www.saitenforum.de/galerie.php?show=68

:wink:

Bud
01-12-2008, 09:53 PM
http://www.saitenforum.de/galerie.php?show=68

:wink:

Looks like this stuff had 20g wire strands in it.

DY3K1D
01-13-2008, 03:15 AM
For some reason I don't get tennis elbow. I'm a powerful weightlifter.
I like the vibration feedback. Also, I don't mind really high tension strings.

im a fitness trainer in training so i do a lot of lifting. however i always go for the light rackets even though i should be going for 12's.

DY3K1D
01-13-2008, 03:17 AM
When's the last time you saw a 20' long guitar? :shock:

i wonder if it would make a diffrent sound when you hit. like the sound of a guitar maybe? lol

johlhausen
01-13-2008, 06:23 AM
i wonder if it would make a diffrent sound when you hit. like the sound of a guitar maybe? lol

I can see it now:

Opponent: What the heck is taking so long? Can I serve already? What are you doing?!?

DY3K1D: Just one more second, I'm almost done tuning my racket...

johlhausen
01-13-2008, 06:25 AM
I think this (http://www.pianosupplies.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=M23&Category_Code=PianoWire) may meet all of YONEX.'s criteria.

It is made out of steel, is quite "hard", and it says it resists tension loss...what more could you want? ;)

Carlito
01-13-2008, 06:18 PM
Once upon a time there was a string called Gamma Edge. It was made out of steel. it came in a 20 guage. I don't think they make it anymore but maybe you can find it online somehow. But it doesn't play as stif as you might think. It wasnt bad aactually. I played with it once and it broke on the corner on a bad mis-hit so i didn't play with it long

TENNIS_IS_FUN
01-13-2008, 11:52 PM
Guitar String.